BOLTON-based construction company, Seddon is celebrating the staying power of 18 members of staff who have hit milestones ranging from 20 to 40 years’ service.
Plasterer Philip Glover, and director of legal, risk and compliance Keith Waddington are both marking an impressive 40 years with the company in 2019.
Jonathan Seddon, the great-great-great-grandson of Seddon’s founder, is celebrating 30 years’ service in 2019 alongside five other staff members. He has worked as chief executive since 2017, following 28 years in roles including site supervisor, contracts manager and managing director.
There are also 11 staff members celebrating 20 years’ service; a significant achievement in an ever-changing and increasingly competitive industry, the company says.
“Culture has and always will be at the heart of everything we do at Seddon,” said Peter Jackson, the company’s managing director. “These long service achievements reflect the success of prioritising company culture, and it is the most important tool for attracting and retaining so much talent.
“The new talent recruited, especially from under-represented groups such as women in construction, needs to feel part of a company that embraces its history and knows where it’s going. This makes the business more equipped to provide the resources needed for employees to grow and develop. Ultimately, it’s this that will empower our people to pursue long careers with us.”
The long-serving members of the team are:
40 years of service
Philip Glover – plasterer
Keith Waddington – director of legal, risk and compliance
30 years of service
Lee Pardon – foreman painter
John Buckley – site operative
Diane Walsh – accounts supervisor
Neil Turner – waste station supervisor
Jonathan Seddon – chairman of Seddon Construction and chief executive of the Seddon Group
Garth Houghton – customer care operative
20 years of service
Steven Seddon – bricklayer
Paul Grech – bricklayer
David Gildart – painter
Carl Henniker – multi-skilled labourer
Stephen Meehan – safety champion
Lynsey Tatton – subcontract payment supervisor
Sheila Price – project administrator
David Royle – engineering services store supervisor
Mark Stanway – senior estimator
Jason Porter – senior customer care operative